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Business: Rainham businesswoman launches downsizing service for baby boomers

When children fly the nest, or retirement prompts a move to the countryside, the stresses of the moving process can often act as a barrier.

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A drugs sniffer dog during a similar operation at another school. Picture: PA/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Drugs dogs investigate two Rainham schools

Police dogs sniffed out two schools in unannounced inspection for illegal drugs.

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Macy, aged seven, raised more than £330 by swimming 60 lengths.

Gidea Park girl swims to raise money for charity

A girl of seven has taken to fundraising like a duck to water and pulled in hundreds of pounds for charity.

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This bench in Bedfords Park was set on fire in an arson attack

Yobs break into Bedfords Park walled garden and set fire to wooden bench

Mindless yobs vandalised a nature reserve’s 18th century walled garden and set fire to a carved wooden bench during a late night onslaught.

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Romford Tories relish election challenge of Ukip ‘deserters’

The chairman of the Romford Conservative Association (RCA) continued the war of words with Ukip this week, saying he relished the challenge of party defector Alby Tebbutt.

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Sir Robin Wales, the Mayor of Newham, hit back against Cllr Tucker's

Newham mayor Sir Robin Wales: Havering deserves ‘better quality’ councillor than Cllr Jeff Tucker

Havering needs a “better quality” of councillor than Cllr Jeff Tucker, according to The Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales.

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Aimee Bliss at mile 23 of the marathon

Gallery: Saint Francis says thank you to everyone who ran for them in the London marathon

Saint Francis Hospice is thanking all of the people who ran the London Marathon on Sunday on behalf of the charity.

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GPs will be available for longer hours.

GPs to be available for extended hours in Havering thanks to government grant

GPs will be available in longer hours for urgent appointments in Havering thanks to £5.6million government funding.

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Cllr Andrew Curtin at the opening of a new skate park in Harold Hill

Popular councillor Andrew Curtin to run as an independent in Romford Town after Tory deselection

A popular councillor who was dumped from the Romford Conservative Association will stand as an independent candidate in the upcoming local elections.

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Harrow Lodge Park

Poll: Is Havering a fantastic place to live, or better off avoided?

With its ample green space, bustling town centres and great charm, is Havering the destination to be?

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The moat in Clockhouse Gardens. Picture: John Winfield

Nostalgia: Do you know where borough’s last remaining moats are?

Talk of moats and we think of castles, drawbridges and portcullises, besieged by knights in armour with battering rams.

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David Attenborough introduces you to his favourite extinct creatures as they come alive on one magical night in London’s Natural History Museum.

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London24 has teamed up with HarperCollins to offer a free Amazon Kindle taster of Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung.

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